Delta as Place

The Delta is the heart of California. In addition to being California’s water and agricultural hub, and a fragile and crucially important ecosystem, the Delta is also a place – a place for people, homes, and businesses. The Delta is also a place where people get outside to recreate with an abundance of opportunity for fishing, boating, dining, camping, wine tasting, and sightseeing. There isn’t a place filled with more character, culture, and charm.

In 2019, federal legislation established the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta National Heritage Area – California’s first and so far only National Heritage Area. Protecting the Delta’s treasures from a flood event is a top priority. That includes protecting the rich heritage of the region, but most importantly, the people who live and work here – people like you.

Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta Map including the boundary for the primary and secondary zones of the Delta. The counties shown are Solano, Contra Costa, San Joaquin, Yolo, Sacramento, and Alameda.